I know there are a number of you out there who intend to play Summer League – but you’ve forgotten to let me know. Now is the time. I’ll be closing the rosters soon. Please check out the details in the May 2 entry below – and get back to me – email@example.com
As the summer approaches, it’s time to get organized for Summer League soccer. Summer League is an excellent way to keep your soccer skills up and to prepare for the coming season. For new players, it’s also an excellent – and low-key – way to get an introduction to high school soccer. There will be a coach at every game, and all games are officiated.
Here’s what you need to know – and how to respond:
- We’ll have two teams: 1) Dan & Whit’s – older players; 2) Dan & Whit’s Quattro – younger players; Summer League play is available to all who will be playing soccer at HHS in the fall.
- I’ve attempted to limit travel time by scheduling as many games as possible at our home field – Huntley Meadow in Norwich. Parents/players will be responsible for getting themselves to the home and away games.
- When the schedule is complete – each team will have six games.
- Because there is so much coming and going during the summer – there will be opportunities for Dan & Whit’s players to play with Dan & Whit’s Quattro and for Dan & Whit’s Quattro players to play with Dan & Whit’s – more on this below.
- There is a per player cost to cover: team registration, officials’ fees, field fees, highly desirable team t-shirts – the cost per player will be dependent on the number that sign up, but will likely be around $50 to $55. The fee will be the same for all players – no matter what your level of participation – you’re either in or out. (In the event that the fee poses a problem, scholarships are available – email coach to request.)
At this point I need you to address the following three items – and respond to me via email:
- Decide if you want to play. Even if you’re only around for only part of the season, it may still be worthwhile to sign up. You are not required to be at every scheduled game. However, if you commit to playing, you’re also committing to paying the fee.
- Check the schedule below; if you are going to play – get back to me back with a list of ALL the games you will be able to attend, regardless of which team is scheduled – if there aren’t sufficient Dan & Whit’s players for each game, I’ll fill in with Quattro players; if there aren’t sufficient Quattro players for each game, I’ll fill in with Dan & Whit’s players. If you’re not certain of your summer schedule – make your best guess for now. Players will be assigned to games based on their availability.
- Your t-shirt size. Choices are: Children X-Large; Adult Small; Adult Medium; Adult Large.
Game Schedule (change is possible):
- Sunday June 19 – 6:00pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Windsor
- Tuesday June 21 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Touchline Women
- Monday June 27 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Woodstock
- Wednesday June 29 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Hartford IV
- Friday July 1 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Hartford
- Wednesday July 6 – 6:30pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Woodstock
- Sunday July 10 – 6:00pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s vs. Windsor
- Wednesday July 13 – 6:40pm – Dothan Brook School – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Hartford IV
- Sunday July 17 – 6:00pm – Huntley Meadow – Dan & Whit’s Quattro vs. Touchline Women
- Friday July 22 – 6:30pm – Dothan Brook School – Dan & Whit’s vs. Hartford
- ONE ADDITIONAL GAME WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR EACH TEAM – BETWEEN 6/19 AND 7/24
I look forward to hearing back from you quickly. Once I have firm numbers I’ll get back to you with an exact fee amount and other details. Questions and responses to the above – firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer League is a great deal of fun – I look forward to seeing you out there,
Thanks to all players and parents who came to the meeting last night – great to have you become part of soccer at HHS. Last night’s handout is available as a download below.
Yes, it’s time to start thinking about soccer:
- The introductory meeting for current 8th graders who are thinking about playing HHS soccer this fall will be held tomorrow night (Thursday April 21) at 7:00pm at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover. This is an opportunity for anyone who is even thinking about playing soccer to find out more about the program. Coaches and players will be there to answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you.
- Keep checking here for information about Summer League . . . I’ll be scheduling this summer’s games during the next few days.
- The 2015 team was recently named one of only 12 teams nationally to win the Gold High School Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association . . . good play and good sportsmanship. Check it at: http://www.nscaa.com/2015-fall-high-school-team-ethics-and-sportsmanship-award-winners?utm_medium=short_url
- and . . . for those of you who are busily planning your summer; you’ll want to know that 2016 Pre-Season will begin late day Sunday August 14 – school starts August 31. Coach has spoken.
Congratulations to Maddie Lyons, J-J Taube and Sylvie Alexander, who have been elected Captains for the 2016 season.
Congratulations to Kelly Brigham, who has been named to New Hampshire’s Lions Cup team. The game will be played next July.
Starting tomorrow (Sunday 11/15), there will be weekly futsal sessions at the Marion Cross School gym in Norwich (entrance to the rear right of the school). The sessions will run from 3:00 to 4:00pm each Sunday (except as otherwise announced) and are open to all Hanover soccer players. Futsal is an excellent opportunity to improve your soccer foot skills, get in a bit of fitness and have some fun on Sunday afternoons. Without question, those who play in the off-season are those who improve in the off-season, so this is particularly useful for those looking to ‘move up.’ At one quick hour – futsal is also a great opportunity for those playing other sports to get in a weekly bit of soccer. Wear flats or other non-marking sneakers and bring water and a gray shirt.
Futsal sessions are overseen by Watt Alexander, a futsal aficionado and experienced soccer coach. If you have questions, be in touch with Watt – email@example.com – or Coach Kennedy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Again – these sessions are open to all HHS Soccer players (Reserve, JV & Varsity) . . . even seniors can play
Congratulations to the following players, who received All-State recognition from the New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association last night:
- Kelly Brigham – 1st Team All-State
- Eliza Laycock – 1st Team All-State
- Freja Sturup – 2nd Team All-State
- Cate Wagner – Honorable Mention All-State
and . . . USA Today recently named the Hanover Girls as the 14th ranked team in the New England Region (Region 1). Check it out at: http://usatodayhss.com/2015/usa-todaynscaa-super-25-regional-girls-soccer-rankings-week-11
The Varsity girls finished the 2015 season on a high note yesterday at Bill Ball Stadium in Exeter. Coming out hard in the first 10 minutes, the girls gave themselves a 2-0 advantage over a strong Portsmouth side, and never looked back. The Division II Championship win capped a four game playoff run of shutouts and a final nine games in which our opponents only managed two goals. Yesterday’s weather was great and the fans were highly vocal and supportive . . . we couldn’t ask for more.